ML-3
TECHNICAL EDUCATION
CENTENNIAL™
TOP-LOAD WASHER
MODELS: MTW5900TW0
MTW5700TW0
MTW5500TW0
MTW5800TW0
MTW5600TW0
JOB AID 8178628
FORWARD
This Maytag Job Aid, “Centennial™ Top-Load Washer” (Part No. 8178628), provides the In-Home
Service Professional with information on the installation, operation, and service of the Centennial™ Top-Load Washer. For specific information on the model being serviced, refer to the “Use
and Care Guide,” or “Tech Sheet” provided with the washer.
The Wiring Diagram used in this Job Aid is typical and should be used for training purposes only.
Always use the Wiring Diagram supplied with the product when servicing the washer.
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES
The goal of this Job Aid is to provide information that will enable the In-Home Service Professional to properly diagnose malfunctions and repair the Centennial™ Top-Load Washer.
The objectives of this Job Aid are to:
• Understand and follow proper safety precautions.
• Successfully troubleshoot and diagnose malfunctions.
• Successfully perform necessary repairs.
• Successfully return the washer to its proper operational status.
WHIRLPOOL CORPORATION assumes no responsibility for any repairs made on
our products by anyone other than Authorized In-Home Service Professionals.
Copyright © 2007, Whirlpool Corporation, Benton Harbor, MI 49022
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
Page
GENERAL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Model & Serial Number Designations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Model & Serial Number Label And Tech Sheet Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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1-2
1-3
1-4
INSTALLATION INFORMATION . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installation Requirements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-1
Installation Instructions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2-5
PRODUCT OPERATION. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Use . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Washer Care . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
3-1
3-1
3-4
3-5
COMPONENT ACCESS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Component Locations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-1
Removing The Console Components And The Power Supply Cord . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-2
Removing The Lid Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-4
Removing The Bleach Dispenser Wax Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-5
Removing The Rear Panel Components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-7
Removing The Pump And Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-10
Removing The Agitator And Transmission. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-12
Removing The Basket, Outer Tub, And Basket Drive Assembly . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-16
Removing The Skate Plate And Suspension Pads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4-19
COMPONENT TESTING . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timer Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Lid Switch (N.O.) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water Level Pressure Switch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Water Inlet/ATC Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor Start Capacitor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Motor Thermal Protector . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Basket Drive Shaft Checks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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5-3
5-4
5-5
5-6
5-6
DIAGRAMS AND CHARTS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Wiring Diagram . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Timer Sequence Chart . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
Cycle Charts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
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— NOTES —
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GENERAL
WASHER SAFETY
Your safety and the safety of others are very important.
We have provided many important safety messages in this manual and on your appliance.
Always read and obey all safety messages.
This is the safety alert symbol.
This symbol alerts you to potential hazards that can kill or hurt you and others.
All safety messages will follow the safety alert symbol and either the word
“DANGER” or “WARNING.” These words mean:
DANGER
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
immediately follow instructions.
WARNING
You can be killed or seriously injured if you don’t
follow instructions.
All safety messages will tell you what the potential hazard is, tell you how to reduce the
chance of injury, and tell you what can happen if the instructions are not followed.
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MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER DESIGNATIONS
MODEL NUMBER
MODEL NUMBER
M
T
W
5
9
BRAND
M = Maytag
ACCESS / FUEL
T = Top Load
F = Front Load
W = Work Space
E = Electric
PRODUCT
W = Washer
D = Dryer
T = Thin Twin
SERIES
1 = Innovation
2 = Commercial
3 = Compact
4 = Stack
5 = LEAP
G = Gas
H = Horizontal
V = Vertical
P = Pedestal
B = Combo
C = Compact
6 = Oasis
7 = Merloni
8 = Horizon
9 = Duet/Combo
PRICE POINT LEVELS (1 - 9)
TRADE PARTNER
00 = Brand
10 = SBC
20 = Best Buy
30 = NATM
40 = Lowe’s
YEAR OF INTRODUCTION
T = 2007
COLOR CODE
W = Silver Metallic - on - White
Q = White - on - White
ENGINEERING CHANGE
0 = Basic Original Release
1 = First Revision
SERIAL NUMBER
SERIAL NUMBER
C U 41 10200
MANUFACTURING SITE
C = Clyde, OH
YEAR OF PRODUCTION
U = 2007
WEEK OF PRODUCTION
41 = 41st Week
PRODUCT SEQUENCE NUMBER
1-2
00 T
W
0
MODEL & SERIAL NUMBER LABEL
AND TECH SHEET LOCATIONS
The Model & Serial Number Label and Tech Sheet locations are shown below.
Model & Serial Number Label
Tech Sheet (Behind Console)
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SPECIFICATIONS
Model
MTW5900T MTW5800T
Capacity (cu. ft.)
MTW5700T
MTW5600T MTW5500T
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
3.2
Automatic Temperature Control
•
•
•
•
•
Commercial-Grade Transmission
•
•
•
•
•
Pre-Selected Spin Speed
•
•
•
•
•
High-Flow Pump
•
•
•
•
•
FlexCare Agitator
•
•
•
•
•
100° Arc Of Agitation
•
•
•
•
•
Bleach & Fabric Softener Dispenser
•
•
•
•
•
PureClean Rinse System
•
•
•
•
•
Extra Rinse Option
•
•
•
SpinSpray™ Rinse
•
•
•
•
•
Clean Deep Rinse
•
•
•
•
•
™
™
Adjustable
•
•
•
•
One-Piece Drain Hose
•
•
•
•
•
Wide-opening Lid
•
•
•
•
•
Full-Width Lid Bumper
•
•
•
•
•
Spill Guard
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Smooth Balance Suspension System
•
•
•
•
•
Commercial-Grade Steel-Reinforced Baseframe
•
•
•
•
•
Commercial-Grade Coupler
•
•
•
•
•
Front Serviceable
•
•
•
•
•
Zinc-Coated Leveling Legs
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
•
Stainless Steel Wash Basket
•
•
Porcelain On Steel Top
•
•
•
•
End-Of-Cycle Signal
Seamless Edges
™
Porcelain On Steel Wash Basket
•
Powdercoat On Steel
Temp Settings
4
Time Release Bleach System
•
Colors*
Automatic Wash Cycles
4
4
4
3
W
W
Q
Q
Q
MULT
10
9
6
6
* See “Color Code,” page 1-2
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INSTALLATION INFORMATION
INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS
TOOLS AND PARTS
Tools needed for installation:
• Adjustable or open end wrench 9/16˝
(14 mm)
• Level
• Wood block
• Ruler or measuring tape
• Pliers that open to 1-9/16˝ (3.95 cm)
• Flashlight (optional)
Gather the required tools and parts before
starting installation. The parts supplied are in
the washer basket.
Parts needed (not provided with washer):
• Inlet hoses
• Flat washers
To order:
• Call the dealer from whom you purchased
your washer.
• Reference the toll-free number on the front
page of the Use and Care Guide.
• Visit the website on the front page of the
Use and Care Guide.
NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of
use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record
hose installation or replacement dates for future reference.
Alternate Parts
Your installation may require additional parts.
For information on ordering, please refer to
the toll-free phone numbers on the front page
of the Use and Care Guide.
If You Have:
Laundry tub or
standpipe taller
than 96 in. (2.4 m)
1 in. (2.5 cm)
diameter standpipe
Parts supplied:
Overhead sewer
Floor drain
A
B
C
A. Beaded tie strap
B. Front leveling feet with nuts (2)
C. Drain hose form
Water faucets
beyond reach of
fill hoses
Drain hose too
short
Lint clogged drain
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You Will Need to Buy:
Sump pump system (if not
already available)
1-1/4 in. (3.2 cm) diameter to 1 in.
(2.5 cm ) diameter standpipe
adapter, Part No. 280130
Standard 20 gal. (76 L) 39 in.
(99 cm) tall drain tub or utility
sink, sump pump and connectors
(available from local plumbing
suppliers)
Siphon break kit, Part Number
280129, additional drain hose,
Part Number 3357090
2 longer water fill hoses:
6 ft (1.8 m) Part Number 76314,
10 ft (3.0 m) Part Number 350008
Kit Part No. 280131
Drain protector, Part No. 367031
LOCATION REQUIREMENTS
Recessed area or closet installation
The dimensions shown are for the recommended spacing allowed (A and B), except the closet door ventilation openings. The dimensions
shown for the closet door ventilation openings
(C) are the minimum required.
Selecting the proper location for your washer
improves performance and minimizes noise
and possible washer “walk.”
Your washer can be installed in a basement,
laundry room, closet, or recessed area (see
“Drain System”).
IMPORTANT: Do not install or store the washer where it will be exposed to the weather.
Proper installation is your responsibility.
You will need:
• A water heater set to deliver 120°F (49°C)
water to the washer.
• A grounded electrical outlet located within
4 ft. (1.2 m) of where the power cord is
attached to the back of the washer (see
“Electrical Requirements”).
• Hot and cold water faucets located within
3 ft. (90 cm) of the hot and cold water fill
valves, and water pressure of 5-100 psi
(34.5-690 kPa). Washers with triple dispensers require 20-100 psi (138-690 kPa)
for best performance.
• A level floor with a maximum slope of 1˝
(2.5 cm) under entire washer. Installing the
washer on carpeting is not recommended.
• A sturdy floor to support the washer
weight (washer, water and load) of 315 lbs
(143 kgs).
Do not store or operate your washer in temperatures at or below 32°F (0°C). Some water can remain in the washer and can cause
damage in low temperatures (see “Washer
Care”).
"
"
"
"
"
"
"
A
"
"
"
"
"
B
C
A. Front view
B. Side view
C. Closet door with vents
• Additional spacing should be considered
for ease of installation and servicing.
• Additional clearances may be required for
wall, door and floor moldings.
• Additional spacing of 1˝ (2.5 cm) on all
sides of the washer is recommended to reduce noise transfer.
• If a closet door is installed, the minimum
air openings in the top and bottom of the
door are required (C). Louvered doors with
air openings in the top and bottom are acceptable.
• Companion appliance spacing should also
be considered.
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DRAIN SYSTEM
Laundry tub drain system (view C)
The laundry tub needs a minimum 20 gal.
(76 L) capacity. The top of the laundry tub
must be at least 39 in. (99 cm) above the floor
and no higher than 96 in. (244 cm) from the
bottom of the washer.
Floor drain system (view D)
The floor drain system requires a siphon break
that may be purchased separately (see “Tools
and Parts”).
The siphon break must be a minimum of
28 in. (71 cm) from the bottom of the washer.
Additional hoses might be needed.
To avoid siphoning, no more than 8˝ (20.3 cm)
of drain hose should be inside the standpipe.
Secure drain hose with beaded tie strap.
The washer can be installed using the standpipe drain system (floor or wall), the laundry
tub drain system, or the floor drain system.
Select the drain hose installation method you
need (see “Tools and Parts”).
Standpipe drain system wall or floor (views A & B)
The standpipe drain requires a minimum diameter standpipe of 2˝ (5 cm). The minimum carry-away capacity can be no less than 17 gal.
(64 L) per minute. A 1-1/4 in. (3.2 cm) diameter
to 1˝ (2.5 cm) diameter standpipe adapter kit
is available (see “Tools and Parts”).
The top of the standpipe must be at least 39˝
(99 cm) high and no higher than 96˝ (244 cm)
from the bottom of the washer.
To avoid siphoning, no more than 8˝ (20.3 cm)
of drain hose should be below the top of the
washtub. Secure drain hose with beaded tie
strap.
39"
(99 cm)
C
39"
(99 cm)
A
B
2-3
28"
(71 cm)
D
ELECTRICAL REQUIREMENTS
WARNING
GROUNDING INSTRUCTIONS
For a grounded, cord-connected washer:
This washer must be grounded. In the event
of a malfunction or breakdown, grounding
will reduce the risk of electrical shock by
providing a path of least resistance for electric current. This washer is equipped with a
cord having an equipment-grounding conductor and a grounding plug. The plug must
be plugged into an appropriate outlet that
is properly installed and grounded in accordance with all local codes and ordinances.
WARNING: Improper connection of the
equipment-grounding conductor can result in a risk of electric shock. Check with
a qualified electrician or serviceman if you
are in doubt as to whether the appliance is
properly grounded.
Do not modify the plug provided with the
appliance – if it will not fit the outlet, have a
proper outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
For a permanently connected washer:
This washer must be connected to a
grounded metal, permanent wiring system,
or an equipment-grounding conductor must
be run with the circuit conductors and connected to the equipment-grounding terminal or lead on the appliance.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
• A 120-volt, 60-Hz., AC-only, 15- or 20-ampere, fused electrical supply is required.
Time-delay fuse or circuit breaker is recommended. It is recommended that a separate circuit serving only this appliance be
provided.
• This washer is equipped with a power supply cord having a 3 prong ground plug.
• To minimize possible shock hazard, the
cord must be plugged into a mating, 3
prong, ground-type outlet, grounded in accordance with local codes and ordinances.
If a mating outlet is not available, it is the
personal responsibility and obligation of the
customer to have the properly grounded
outlet installed by a qualified electrician.
• If codes permit and a separate ground wire
is used, it is recommended that a qualified
electrician determine that the ground path
is adequate.
• Do not ground to a gas pipe.
• Check with a qualified electrician if you are
not sure the washer is properly grounded.
• Do not have a fuse in the neutral or ground
circuit.
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INSTALLATION INSTRUCTIONS
BEFORE YOU START
1.
Remove power plug and yellow strap
from machine base to release the rear
leveling system.
2.
Firmly grasp the power cord and pull to
completely remove the power cord, cord
restraint, and pin from the rear panel.
3.
Confirm that the power cord restraint (A),
and pin (B) are removed.
WARNING
Excessive Weight Hazard
Use two or more people to move and
install washer.
Failure to do so can result in back or
other injury.
NOTE: To avoid floor damage, set the washer
onto cardboard before moving across floor.
REMOVE SHIPPING MATERIALS
Removing the shipping material is necessary
for proper operation. If the shipping material
is not removed, the washer will make excessive noise.
1. Move the washer to within approximately
3 ft (90 cm) of its final location.
2. The washer must be in the upright position and not tilted before removing the
shipping material.
3. Locate the yellow shipping materials on
the rear of the machine, near the bottom.
Follow the steps for your particular model, either the one with the straight power cord and cord restraint or the looped
power cord version.
Straight power cord
A
B
A. Power cord restraint
B. Pin
4.
Straight power cord
2-5
To remove the power cord from the cord
restraint, push the power cord in, press
TAB, and then pull the power cord out.
CONNECT DRAIN HOSE
Looped power cord
Proper connection of the drain hose protects
your floors from damage due to water leakage. Read and follow these instructions.
The drain hose is connected to your washer
and is stored inside the washer cabinet.
Remove drain Hose from washer cabinet
Gently pull the corrugated drain hose out of
the washer from the top of the hose. Continue
to pull the hose until the end emerges. Do not
force excess drain hose back into the rear of
the washer.
Looped pow er cord
1.
Firmly grasp the yellow shipping strap
and pull until both ends are completely
removed from washer.
Laundry tub drain or standpipe drain
Connecting the drain hose form to the
corrugated drain hose
A
2.
Check that two (2) cotter pins were removed with the shipping strap.
A. Drain hose reliefs
1.
2.
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Feed end of drain hose into one end of
form. Place end of drain hose form into
the drain hose relief.
Bend the hose over the top of the form
and feed into the other end of the form.
To keep drain water from going back into
the washer:
• Do not force excess drain hose into standpipe. Hose should be secure but loose
enough to provide a gap for air.
• Do not lay excess hose on the bottom of
the laundry tub.
Clear the water lines
• Run water through both faucets and inlet
hoses, into a bucket, drainpipe, or laundry
tub, to get rid of particles in the water lines
that might clog the inlet valve screens.
• Check the temperature of the water to
make sure that the hot water hose is connected to the hot water faucet and that the
cold water hose is connected to the cold
water faucet.
Floor drain
Do not install the drain hose form on to the
corrugated drain hose. You may need additional parts. See Floor drain under “Tools and
Parts.”
CONNECT THE INLET HOSES
The washer must be connected to the water
faucets using new inlet hoses (not provided).
Do not use old hoses.
Insert new flat washers into each end of the
inlet hoses. Firmly seat the washers in the
couplings.
Connect the inlet hoses to the washer
A
B
A
B
A. Coupling
B. Washer
Connect the inlet hoses to the water faucets
Make sure the washer basket is empty.
1. Attach the hose to the hot water faucet.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
2. Attach the hose to the cold water faucet.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
3. Using pliers, tighten the couplings with
an additional two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape
or sealants on the valve. Damage to the
valves can result.
A. Cold water inlet valve
B. Hot water inlet valve
1.
2.
3.
2-7
Attach the hot water hose to the bottom
inlet valve.
Attaching the hot water coupling first
makes it easier to tighten connection with
pliers.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Using pliers, tighten the couplings with
an additional two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape
or sealants on the valve. Damage to the
valves can result.
Beaded tie strap
3.
Attach the cold water hose to the top inlet
valve.
Screw on coupling by hand until it is seated on the washer.
Using pliers, tighten the couplings with
an additional two-thirds turn.
NOTE: Do not overtighten or use tape
or sealants on the valve. Damage to the
valves can result.
Wrap the drain hose to the laundry tub
leg, drain standpipe or inlet hoses, with
the beaded tie strap. Push fastener into
the nearest hole in the beaded tie strap.
See view A or B.
A
C
B
If the washer faucets and the drain standpipe are recessed, put the formed end of
the drain hose into the standpipe. Tightly
wrap the tie strap around the water inlet
hoses and the drain hose. See view C.
Check for leaks
Turn on the water faucets and check for leaks.
A small amount of water might enter the washer. You will drain this later.
NOTE: Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of
use to reduce the risk of hose failure. Record
hose installation or replacement dates for future reference.
• If you connect only one water hose, you
must cap off the remaining water inlet
port.
• Periodically inspect and replace hoses
if bulges, kinks, cuts, wear, or leaks are
found.
LEVEL THE WASHER
Properly leveling your washer avoids excessive noise and vibration.
Install the Front Leveling Feet
1. Prop up the front of the washer about 4˝
(10.2 cm) with a wood block or similar
object. The block needs to support the
weight of the washer.
A
SECURE THE DRAIN HOSE
1.
2.
Remove the shipping material from the
power cord. Drape the power cord over
the console.
Remove any cardboard used to move
washer.
4"
(10.2 c m )
A. Threaded holes for feet
2-8
2.
Screw the locknut onto each foot to within
1˝ (2.5 cm) of the foot base.
3.
Check the levelness of the washer by
placing a level on the top edges of the
washer, first side to side, then front to
back.
4.
If the washer is not level, move the washer out slightly, tip back, prop up the front
of the washer with the wood block and
adjust the feet up or down as necessary
by twisting the feet. Turn the feet clockwise to raise the washer or counterclockwise to lower the washer. Repeat steps 1
through 4 until washer is level.
After the washer is in the final location
and level, use a 9/16˝ or 14 mm openend wrench to turn the nuts counterclockwise on the feet tightly against the
washer cabinet.
IMPORTANT: If the nuts are not tight
against the washer cabinet, the washer
may vibrate.
1"
(2.5 cm)
3.
Screw the feet into the threaded holes at
the front corner of the washer until the
nuts touch the washer. Twist the feet to
install.
NOTE: Do not tighten the nuts until the
washer is level.
5.
4.
Tilt the washer back and remove the
wood block. Gently lower the washer to
the floor.
Steps in Final Location
1. Slide the washer to its final location.
2. Tilt the washer forward until the rear of
the washer is at least 4˝ (10.2 cm) off
the floor. You may hear the self-adjusting rear feet click into place. Lower the
washer to the floor.
A
4"
(10.2 c m )
A. Self-adjusting feet
2-9
COMPLETE THE INSTALLATION
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
Check the electrical requirements. Be
sure that you have the correct electrical
supply and the recommended grounding
method (see “Electrical Requirements”).
Check that all parts are now installed. If
there is an extra part, go back through the
steps to see which step was skipped.
Check that you have all of your tools.
Check that the yellow shipping materials
were completely removed from the lower
back of the washer.
Dispose of / recycle all packaging materials.
Check that the water faucets are on.
Check for leaks around faucets and inlet
hoses.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
8.
9.
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Remove the protective film on the console
and any tape remaining on the washer.
10. Read “Washer Use.”
11. To test and to clean your washer, measure 1/2 of the normal recommended
amount of powdered or liquid detergent
and pour it into the washer basket or
detergent dispenser (on some models).
Close the lid. Select any cycle, and then
pull the cycle control knob out to start the
washer. Allow it to complete one whole
cycle.
2-10
PRODUCT OPERATION
WASHER USE
STARTING YOUR WASHER
WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire, electric
shock, or injury to persons, read the IMPORTANT SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS in the “Use
and Care Guide” before operating this appliance.
1. Measure detergent and pour it into the
washer. If desired, add powdered or liquid
color safe bleach.
2. Drop a sorted load of clothes loosely into
your washer.
• Load evenly to maintain washer balance. Mix large and small items. Items
should move easily through the wash
water.
• Load only to the top of the basket as
shown. Overloading can cause poor
cleaning.
WARNING
Fire Hazard
Never place items in the washer that
are dampened with gasoline or other
flammable fluids.
No washer can completely remove oil.
Do not dry anything that has ever had
any type of oil on it (including cooking
oils).
Doing so can result in death, explosion,
or fire.
WARNING
3.
(OPTIONAL) Add liquid chlorine bleach.
NOTE: Follow the garment and the chlorine bleach manufacturers’ directions for
proper use. Undiluted bleach will damage
any fabric it touches. The damage appears
as rips, holes, tears, or color loss and may
not show up until several washings later.
To avoid spilling, use a cup with a pouring
spout. Do not let bleach splash, drip, or run
down into the washer basket. Always measure liquid chlorine bleach. Do not guess.
Do not use more than the manufacturer’s
recommended amount for a full load. Use
less with a smaller load size.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
3-1
Styles 1 and 2: With liquid chlorine bleach
dispenser (on some models)
• Use only liquid chlorine bleach in this
dispenser. Do not use this dispenser
to add powdered chlorine or color-safe
bleach to your wash load. Pour measured liquid chlorine bleach into the
liquid chlorine bleach dispenser. Bleach
is immediately fed into washer and is
diluted automatically during the wash
part of the cycle.
• Dispensers on Timed Bleach models
automatically dispense bleach at the
proper time in the cycle for optimal
performance, ensuring the cleanest and
brightest loads.
Style 1: With liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some models)
• Use only liquid fabric softener in this
dispenser. Pour measured liquid fabric
softener into the dispenser. Softener is
added automatically during the rinse
portion of the cycle. Dilute liquid fabric
softener by filling the dispenser with
warm water until liquid reaches the
underside of the rim. See max fill line
arrows.
ID
QU
LI NE BLEACH
RI
LO
H
C
4.
Style 1
Style 2
Liquid chlorine
bleach dispenser
(on some models)
Dispenser for
Timed Bleach models
5.
6.
Style 3: Without liquid chlorine bleach
dispenser (on some models)
• Let the washer fill and begin agitating
the load.
• Add bleach 5 minutes into the wash cycle for best cleaning and so that bleach
can be removed in the rinse cycle. Pour
bleach around the agitator, not directly
onto the load to avoid damaging clothing or other items in the load.
(OPTIONAL) Add liquid fabric softener.
NOTE: Do not spill or drip any fabric softener onto the clothes. Undiluted fabric
softener can stain fabrics. Always dilute
fabric softener with warm water. Using
too much fabric softener can make some
items (diapers and towels) nonabsorbent.
If this happens, do not use it in every load,
or use less of it in each load.
7.
3-2
Style 2: Without liquid fabric softener dispenser (on some models).
• In the final rinse only, add fabric softener
that has been diluted with 1/2 to 1 cup
(125 to 250 mL) warm water.
Close the washer lid. Washer will not agitate or spin with the lid open.
Turn the LOAD SIZE or WATER LEVEL
selector to the correct setting for your
wash load and the type of fabric being
washed.
• You may change the load size or water
level selection after the washer has
started filling by turning the selector to
a different setting.
• On models with a variable Load Size
or Water Level control, you should turn
the knob to RESET, then to desired
setting.
Select a Wash Temperature based on the
type of fabric and soil being washed. Use
the warmest wash water safe for the fabric.
Follow garment label instructions.
The Automatic Temperature Control (ATC)
(on some models) electronically senses
and maintains a uniform water temperature by regulating incoming hot and cold
water.
• Even in Cool wash, some warm water
is let into the washer to maintain a
minimum temperature of approximately
70°F (21°C).
• Extra Rinse & Cycle Signal - This option combines both an Extra Rinse and
a Cycle Signal at the end of the wash
cycle.
9. The SensiCare™ System (on some models)
is an integrated set of controls which work
together to provide optimal wash temperatures, agitation times, and agitation/spin
speeds based on the Fabric Select setting.
The controls provide higher wash temperatures for more aggressive, heavy-duty
cycles and slightly lower temperatures on
cycles for delicate and hand wash items, to
provide better fabric care. The timer knob
allows you to decrease agitation time for
light soils and increase agitation time for
heavy soils.
10. Push in the Timer knob and turn it clockwise
to the wash cycle you want. Reduce the
wash time when using a small water level
setting. Pull out the Timer knob to start the
washer.
Temperature Guide
Wash Temp
Suggested Fabrics
Hot
Whites and pastels
Durable garments
Heavy soils
Warm
Bright colors
Moderate to light soils
Cool
Colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
Cold
Colors that bleed or fade
Light soils
8.
NOTE: In wash water temperatures colder
than 60°F (15.6°C), detergents do not dissolve well. Soils can be difficult to remove.
Some fabrics can retain wear wrinkles and
have increased pilling (the formation of
small lint-like balls on the surface of garments).
You can customize your wash by adding
rinse Options to your cycle selections. This
knob has settings for:
• Extra Rinse - Selecting this option provides a second rinse. An Extra Rinse
can be added to any wash cycle.
• Cycle Signal - A tone will sound at the
end of the cycle. The sound level cannot
be adjusted.
To stop or restart your washer:
• To stop the washer at any time, push in the
Timer knob.
• To restart the washer, close the lid (if open)
and pull out the Timer knob.
3-3
WASHER CARE
CLEANING YOUR WASHER
WINTERIZING YOUR WASHER
1. Shut off both water faucets. Disconnect
and drain water inlet hoses. Pour 1 qt (1 L)
of R.V.- type antifreeze into the basket.
2. Run washer on a drain and spin setting
for about 30 seconds to mix the antifreeze
and remaining water.
3. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Use a soft, damp cloth or sponge to wipe up
any spills such as detergent or bleach from the
outside of your washer.
Clean your washer interior by mixing 1 cup
(250 mL) of chlorine bleach and 2 cups (500 mL)
of detergent. Pour this mixture into your washer
and run it through a complete cycle using hot
water. Repeat this process if necessary.
Remove any hard water deposits using only
cleaners labeled as washer safe.
Cleaning the liquid fabric softener dispenser
(on some models):
1. Remove dispenser by grasping top with
both hands and squeezing, while pushing
upward with thumbs.
2. Rinse dispenser under warm water, then
replace it.
To use washer again
1. Flush water pipes and hoses. Reconnect
water inlet hoses. Turn on both water
faucets.
WARNING
NOTE: Some models are equipped with a liquid
fabric softener dispenser. To avoid damage to
the washer or clothing, do not wash clothes with
the liquid fabric softener dispenser removed or
add detergent or bleach to this dispenser; it is
for liquid fabric softener only.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
WATER INLET HOSES
Replace inlet hoses after 5 years of use to
reduce the risk of hose failure. Periodically inspect and replace inlet hoses if bulges, kinks,
cuts, wear or leaks are found.
When replacing your inlet hoses, mark the date
of replacement on the label with a permanent
marker.
2.
3.
Plug in washer or reconnect power.
Run the washer through a complete cycle
with 1 cup (250 mL) of detergent to clean
out antifreeze.
STORAGE, NON-USE OR VACATION
CARE
Operate your washer only when you are at
home. If you will be on vacation or not using
your washer for an extended period of time,
you should:
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Turn off the water supply to the washer.
This helps avoid accidental flooding (due
to a water pressure surge) while you are
away.
MOVING AND STORAGE
Because some water may stay in the hoses,
freezing can damage your washer. If storing or
moving your washer during freezing weather,
winterize it.
3-4
TROUBLESHOOTING
WASHER AND COMPONENTS
BASKET CROOKED
NOISY
• Was the washer basket pulled forward
during loading? Push the basket to the
center before starting wash.
• Is the load balanced and the washer level?
The wash load should be balanced and not
overloaded. The washer must be level. The
front feet should be properly installed and
the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling
legs (if needed). See “Level the Washer,”
page 2-8.
• The washer basket moves while washing.
This is normal.
• Is the load balanced and the washer level?
The wash load should be balanced and not
overloaded. The washer must be level. The
front feet should be properly installed and
the nuts tightened. Reset the rear leveling
legs (if needed). See “Starting Your Washer,”
page 3-1.
• Did you completely remove the yellow
shipping strap with cotter pins? See “Remove Shipping Materials,” page 2-5.
• Are the gears engaging after the drain
and before spin, or is the upper part of
agitator clicking during wash? These are
normal washer noises.
AGITATOR OPERATION
• The top of the agitator is loose, or moves
in only one direction. This is normal.
LEAKING
DISPENSERS CLOGGED OR BLEACH
LEAKING
• Check the following:
Are the fill hoses tight?
Are the fill hose washers properly seated?
• Is the sink or drain clogged? Sink and
standpipe must be able to handle 17 gal.
(64 L) of water per minute.
• Is water deflecting off the tub ring or the
load? Center the tub before starting the
washer. The wash load should be balanced
and not overloaded. The fill or spray rinses
can deflect off the load. The washer must
be level. The front feet should be properly
installed and the nuts tightened. Reset the
rear leveling legs (if needed). See “Level the
Washer,” page 2-8.
• Check household plumbing for leaks.
• Did you follow the manufacturer’s directions when adding detergent and fabric
softener to the dispensers (on some
models)? Measure detergent and fabric
softener. Slowly pour into the dispensers.
Wipe up all spills. Dilute fabric softener in
the fabric softener dispenser.
• Did you put powdered or color-safe bleach
into the liquid chlorine bleach dispenser
(on some models)? Add powdered or liquid
color-safe bleach directly to the basket. Do
not use the chlorine bleach dispenser for
color-safe bleach.
3-5
WASHER OPERATION
• Is the washer in a normal pause in the
cycle? The washer pauses for about 2 minutes during certain cycles. Allow the cycle
to continue. Some cycles feature periods of
agitation and soak.
• Is the washer overloaded? Wash smaller
loads.
• Is the lid open? The lid must be closed
during operation. Washer will not agitate or
spin with the lid open.
WASHER WON’T RUN, FILL, RINSE OR
AGITATE; WASHER STOPS
WARNING
WASHER WON’T DRAIN OR SPIN
Electrical Shock Hazard
Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Do not remove ground prong.
Do not use an adapter.
• Is the drain hose clogged, or the end of the
drain hose more than 96˝ (244 cm) above
the floor? See “Connect Drain Hose,” page
2-6 for proper installation of drain hose.
• Is the lid open? The lid must be closed
during operation. Washer will not agitate or
spin with the lid open.
• Is there excessive sudsing? Always measure detergent. Follow manufacturer’s directions. If you have very soft water, you might
need to use less detergent.
Do not use an extension cord.
Failure to follow these instructions can
result in death, fire, or electrical shock.
• Is the power cord plugged into a grounded
3 prong outlet? Plug power cord into a
grounded 3 prong outlet.
• Are you using an extension cord? Do not
use an extension cord.
• Is the indicator on the Timer knob properly
lined up with a cycle? Turn the Timer knob
to the right slightly and pull to start.
• Are the water inlet valve screens clogged?
Turn off the water and remove inlet hoses
from the washer. Remove any accumulated
film or particles. Reinstall hoses, turn on water
and check for leaks.
• Are both the hot and cold water faucets
turned on? Turn on the water.
• Is the water inlet hose kinked? Straighten
the hoses.
• Does the water level seem too low, or does
the washer appear to not fill completely?
The top of the agitator is much higher than
the highest water level. This is normal and
necessary for clothes to move freely.
• Has a household fuse blown, or has a
circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse
or reset the circuit breaker. If the problem
continues, call an electrician.
WASHER CONTINUES TO FILL OR
DRAIN; CYCLE SEEMS STUCK
• Is the top of drain hose lower than the
water level in washer? The top of the hose
must be higher than the water level in the
washer for proper operation. See “Drain
System,” page 2-3.
• Does the drain hose fit too tightly in the
standpipe, or is it taped to the standpipe?
The drain hose should be loose yet fit securely. Do not seal the drain hose with tape.
The hose needs an air gap. See “Secure the
Drain Hose,” page 2-8.
WASH/RINSE TEMPERATURE NOT
WHAT I SELECTED
• Are the hot and cold water inlet hoses
reversed? See “Connect the Inlet Hoses,”
page 2-7 for more information. As your frequency of loads washed increases, the water
temperature may decrease for hot and warm
temperatures. This is normal.
3-6
• Is there above average iron (rust) in water?
You may need to install an iron filter.
• Did you properly sort the load? Sort dark
clothes from whites and lights.
• Did you unload the washer promptly? To
avoid dye transfer, unload the washer as
soon as it stops.
WASHER RESULTS
LOAD TOO WET
• Did you use the right cycle for the load
being washed? Select a cycle with a higher
spin speed (if available).
• Did you use a cold rinse? Cold rinses
leave loads wetter than warm rinses. This
is normal.
LOAD IS WRINKLED
• Did you unload the washer promptly?
Unload the washer as soon as it stops.
• Did you use the right cycle for the load
being washed? Use the cycle for Casual or
Permanent Press clothes or another cycle
with low spin speeds (if available) to reduce
wrinkling.
• Did you overload the washer? The wash
load must be balanced and not overloaded.
Loads should move freely during washing. To
reduce wrinkling of permanent press clothes
and some synthetic knits, use a large load
size to provide more space.
• Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed? Check that the hot and cold water
hoses are connected to the right faucets. See
“Connect the Inlet Hoses,” page 2-7.
RESIDUE OR LINT ON LOAD
• Did you sort properly? Sort lint givers
(towels, chenille) from lint takers (corduroy,
synthetics). Also sort by color.
• Did you overload the washer? The wash
load must be balanced and not overloaded.
Clothes should move freely. Lint can be
trapped in the load if overloaded. Wash
smaller loads.
• Did you select the correct water level? The
water level should be correct for the load size.
Clothes should move freely in the water.
• Did you use enough detergent? Follow
manufacturer’s directions. Use enough detergent to hold the lint in the water.
• Did you line dry your clothing? If so, you
can expect some lint on the clothing.
• Check the following:
Was paper or tissue left in the pockets?
Is your water colder than 60°F (15.6°C)?
Wash water colder than 60°F (15.6°C) may
not completely dissolve the detergent.
Did you use the proper cycle time for the
load? Reducing wash time (duration) is another way to reduce lint.
LOAD IS TANGLED OR TWISTED
• Did you overload the washer? The wash
load must be balanced and not overloaded.
Loads should move freely during washing.
• Did you wrap items around the agitator?
Drop items loosely into the washer. Do not
wrap items around the agitator.
GRAY WHITES, DINGY COLORS
• Did you properly sort the load? Dye transfer can occur when mixing whites and colors
in a load. Sort dark clothes from whites and
lights.
• Was the wash temperature too low? Use
hot or warm washes if safe for the load. Make
sure your hot water system is adequate to
provide a hot water wash.
STAINS ON LOAD
• Did you follow the manufacturer’s directions when adding detergent and fabric
softener? Measure detergent and fabric
softener. Use enough detergent to remove
soil and hold it in suspension. Dilute fabric
softener and add to the rinse portion of a
cycle only. Do not drip fabric softener on
clothes.
3-7
• Did you use enough detergent, or do you
have hard water? Use more detergent for
washing heavy soils in cold or hard water.
• Are the hot and cold water hoses reversed? Check that the hot and cold water
hoses are connected to the right faucets. See
“Connect the Inlet Hoses,” page 2-7.
• Did you overload the washer? The wash
load must be balanced and not overloaded.
Loads should move freely during washing.
• Did you add chlorine bleach properly? Do
not pour chlorine bleach directly onto load.
Wipe up bleach spills. Undiluted bleach will
damage fabrics. Do not place load items on
top of the bleach dispenser when loading and
unloading the washer (on some models).
• Did you follow the manufacturer’s care
label instructions?
GARMENTS DAMAGED
• Check the following:
Were sharp items removed from pockets
before washing? Empty pockets, zip zippers,
snap or hook fasteners before washing.
Were strings and sashes tied to avoid tangling?
Were items damaged before washing? Mend
rips and broken threads in seams before
washing.
3-8
COMPONENT ACCESS
This section instructs you on how to service each component inside the Maytag Centennial™
Top-Load Washer. The components and their locations are shown below.
COMPONENT LOCATIONS
Rear Panel
Power Supply
Cord
Front Panel
Temperature Switch
Soil Level Switch
Vacuum
Break
Water Inlet /
ATC Sensor
Water Level
Pressure Switch
Timer
Motor Start
Capacitor
Option Switch
Drain Hose
Bucket
Fabric Softener Dispenser
Agitator
Bleach Dispenser
Wax Motor
Basket
Washer
Outer Tub
Transmission
Not Shown: Lid Switch
Basket Drive Assembly
Motor
Pump
4-1
REMOVING THE CONSOLE COMPONENTS
AND THE POWER SUPPLY CORD
WARNING
4.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
To remove the timer:
a) Remove the control knob as follows:
Push the knob in. Hold the rear of the
shaft by the slotted end with a small
screwdriver so it does not move, then
pull the knob off the front of the shaft.
b) Pull the cover and plate off the timer
shaft.
c) Pull the three wire connectors off the
timer terminals.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Timer Connectors
The console consists of the following serviceable components:
• Water Level Pressure Switch (A)
• Temperature Switch (B)
• Timer (C)
• Soil Level Switch (D)
• Option Switch (E)
Clip
Clip
A
1.
2.
3.
B
C
D
Lift
Tab
Hold This (Slotted) Shaft
End To Remove Knob
E
d) Remove the 3/16˝ hex-head screw
from the front of the timer.
e) Lift the timer locking tab (see the photo
above) so that it clears the hole in the
console. Slide the timer to the left until
the catches clear the console slots, and
remove the timer from the console.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Slide a putty knife under the right or left
corner of the control panel. Lift the corner
of the panel and push back on the knife
blade to release the clip. Repeat the procedure for the other clip.
Rotate the control panel so that the components face the front (see above).
Timer Screw
Unlock Control Panel Clips
4-2
5.
To remove the temperature switch:
a) Pull the knob off the switch shaft.
b) Disconnect the wire connector from
the switch terminals.
c) Lift the locking tab so that it clears the
hole in the console, rotate the switch
approximately 30° clockwise so that
the square on the front aligns with the
cutout, and remove the switch from the
console.
7.
To remove the water level pressure
switch:
a) Pull the pressure hose off the switch.
b) Disconnect the wire connector from
the switch terminals.
c) Lift the locking tab, rotate the switch
approximately 30° clockwise so that
the square on the front aligns with the
cutout, and remove the switch from the
console.
Water Level Pressure Switch
Temperature Switch
Lift Tab
Wire Connector
6.
Rotate
30°
Rotate
30°
Lift
Tab
Pressure Hose
To remove the soil level or option
switch:
a) Pull the knob off the switch shaft.
b) Unlatch and disconnect the wire connector from the switch terminals.
c) Lift the locking tab so that it clears the
hole in the console, rotate the switch
approximately 30° clockwise so that
the square on the front aligns with the
cutout, and remove the switch from the
console.
Soil Level Switch
Wire Connector
8.
To remove the power supply cord:
a) Lift up on the locking tab and disconnect the power supply cord connector
from the main harness.
b) Press the locking tab, and pull the
strain relief and power supply cord out
of the rear panel cutout.
Remove Power Supply
Cord & Strain Relief
Option Switch
Wire Connector
Tab
Lift Tab
Lift Tab
Power Supply
Cord Connector
4-3
REMOVING THE LID SWITCH
WARNING
Lid Switch
Connector
Ground Screw
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
Locking Tab
5.
6.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Remove the control panel and position it
back out of the way (see page 4-2 for the
procedure).
Lift the washer lid so it is straight up.
Release the locking tab and pull the lid
switch up and out of the cabinet top opening.
Lift Lid Switch Out Of Cabinet
Lid Switch Connector
3.
4.
Lift the locking tab, and disconnect the
main harness from the lid switch connector (see the top right photo).
Remove the 5/16˝ hex-head screw from
the green ground wire on the lid switch.
4-4
REMOVING THE BLEACH DISPENSER WAX MOTOR
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Remove the control panel and position it
back out of the way (see page 4-2 for the
procedure).
Disconnect the main harness connector
from the lid switch connector.
Use a screwdriver and unclip the left and
right cabinet spring clips from the cabinet
top.
6.
7.
Disconnect the hose from the dispenser.
Disconnect the 2-wire connector from the
bleach dispenser wax motor terminals.
Lid Switch Connector
Cabinet Spring Clips
Bleach Dispenser Wax Motor
Spring Clip
5.
Motor Wire
Connector
Rotate the cabinet forward so you can access the top of the tub (see the top right
photo).
Hose
Continued on the next page.
4-5
8.
Unsnap the tub ring tabs from the outer
tub and remove it.
12. Pull the seal off the shaft of the bleach
dispenser wax motor.
Seal
Tub Ring
Tab
Bleach Dispenser
Wax Motor
9.
Turn the tub ring over so you can access
the bleach dispenser wax motor.
10. Using a small screwdriver, pry up on the
locking tab, slide the retaining ring off the
bleach dispenser wax motor, and remove
it.
11. Turn the bleach dispenser wax motor to
unlock the tabs, and pull the motor and
seal out of the holder in the tub ring.
REASSEMBLY NOTE: When you install the tub
ring on the tub, position the ring with the keyed
(narrow) locking tab slot, as shown below.
Motor Tab
Keyed Locking Tab
Pry Tab Up On
Retaining Ring
ll
Pu
4-6
REMOVING THE REAR PANEL COMPONENTS
4.
WARNING
To remove the vacuum break:
a) Loosen the clamp and disconnect the
hose from the vacuum break.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Hose Clamp
Vacuum
Break
1.
2.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Remove the control panel and position it
back out of the way (see page 4-2 for the
procedure).
3. Rotate the cabinet forward so you can
access the rear panel components.
The following rear panel components are serviced in this section:
• Vacuum Break
• Water Inlet/ATC Sensor
• Motor Start Capacitor
• Drain Hose Bucket
b) Press out at the bottom of both of the
supports, and pull the vacuum break
from the rear panel slots.
Vacuum
Break
Drain Hose
Bucket
Vacuum
Break
Push
Push
Water Inlet /
ATC Sensor
Continued on the next page.
Motor Start
Capacitor
4-7
5.
To remove the water inlet/ATC sensor:
a) Remove the hex-head mounting screw
from the rear panel.
b) Lift and remove the water inlet/ATC
sensor from the rear panel.
6.
Water Inlet / ATC
Sensor Screw
To remove the motor start capacitor:
a) On the outside of the rear panel,
squeeze the locking tabs on the capacitor holder pin, and push the pin
out of its hole. Unhook the holder, and
remove it from the panel.
Capacitor Holder
Hook & Pin
Outside
Rear Panel
Lift
Motor Start Capacitor
c) Loosen the clamp and disconnect the
hose from the water inlet.
d) Disconnect the cold (white) and hot
(red) wire connectors from the water
inlet solenoid terminals.
e) Disconnect the pink and orange-white
wires from the ATC sensor terminals.
b) Discharge the capacitor by touching
the leads of a 20,000 Ω resistor to the
two terminals.
c) Disconnect the two wire connectors
from the capacitor terminals.
d) Remove the capacitor from the holder.
Cold (White) Connector
Hot (Red) Connector
Capacitor
Connectors
PK Wire
ATC
Sensor
Hose
Clamp
OR-WH Wire
Motor Start
Capacitor & Holder
4-8
7.
To remove the drain hose bucket:
a) On the outside of the rear panel,
squeeze the locking tabs on the drain
hose bucket, and push the tabs out of
their slots.
b) Lift the two locking arms on the bucket
to release the tabs.
c) Open the bucket sections and remove
the drain hose.
Lift
Locking
Arm
Tabs
Tab
Locking
Arm
Drain Hose
Bucket
Lift
Drain Hose
Bucket
Tab
Tabs
4-9
REMOVING THE PUMP AND MOTOR
b) Loosen the two clamps from the tub
outlet and drain hoses and pull the
hoses off the pump.
c) Release the two spring clips and pull
the pump away from the motor.
WARNING
Tub Outlet Hose
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
Release Spring Clips
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Tilt the cabinet forward and remove it
(see page 4-5 for the procedure).
To remove the pump:
a) Place a container near the two pump
hoses to catch the water.
Drain Hose
REASSEMBLY NOTE: Position the pump on
the motor shaft with the feet in the bracket indents (circled below).
Motor
Pump
4-10
4.
To remove the motor:
a) Remove the pump from the motor (see
step 3).
b) Disconnect the two wires from the motor start capacitor terminals (see page
4-8).
c) Raise the locking arm and disconnect
the wire connector from the motor.
d) Remove the hex-head screw from
each of the two motor mounting spring
clips.
e) Support the bottom of the motor with
one hand to keep it from falling, and
pry the ends of the two spring clips off
the motor with a screwdriver (see the
round inset below).
f) Pull the motor away from the washer
until the motor coupler pins disengage
from the motor coupler isolator, and
remove the motor.
Isolator
Motor Coupler
Pry Off Spring Clips
Spring Clip Screws
g) Remove the following components
from the motor:
• Motor Coupler
• Rubber Motor Mounts (4)
• Cardboard Shield
Motor Mount
Motor Wire
Connector
Motor Coupler
4-11
REMOVING THE AGITATOR AND TRANSMISSION
c) Pull the barrier cap and rubber O-ring
out of the agitator.
WARNING
Barrier Cap
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
Rubber O-Ring
1.
2.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
To remove the agitator:
a) Lift the washer lid.
b) Pull the fabric softener dispenser off
the top of the agitator.
d) Remove the 7/16˝ hex-head bolt from
the agitator and lift the agitator out of
the washer tub.
Fabric Softener
Dispenser
Agitator Bolt
Agitator
4-12
3.
To remove the transmission:
a) Remove the agitator (see step 2).
b) Slide the agitator clip and washer up
and off the transmission shaft.
d) Squeeze the locking tabs together and
push the wire standoff out of the transmission mounting hole.
e) Remove the three 1/2˝ bolts from the
transmission.
Wire
Standoff
Transmission Bolts
Agitator Clip
Agitator Washer
c) Remove the pump and motor (see page
4-10 for the procedure).
f) Pull the transmission away from the
washer and remove it.
g) Remove the isolator from the motor
coupler.
Isolator
Remove
Transmission
Continued on the next page.
4-13
h) Remove the thrust washer from the
agitator shaft.
i) Use a screwdriver, and unsnap the
spring retaining clip and the clutch retaining ring from the agitator shaft.
j) Slide the clutch off the agitator shaft.
k) Slide the retaining clip off the agitator
shaft.
l) Use a pair of pliers and remove the
pad assembly from the clutch drum.
m) Inspect the inside contact surface of
the drum for scratch marks, or uneven
wear. Inspect the clutch pad assembly
for loose, or worn pads (see the inset
photo below). If the distance between
the clutch pad contact surface and the
clutch pad rivet head is less than .10˝,
replace the clutch assembly.
Thrust Washer
Pad Assy
Spring Retaining Clip
Drum
Clutch Retaining
Ring
Less than .10˝
Replace Clutch Lining
Remove Clutch
Retaining Clip
4-14
n) Remove the motor from the transmission (see page 4-11 for the procedure).
o) Remove the two 1/2˝ hex-head bolts
from the motor plate and remove the
plate.
1/2˝ Bolts
Motor Plate
4-15
REMOVING THE BASKET, OUTER TUB, AND
BASKET DRIVE ASSEMBLY
WARNING
6.
Slide the agitator clip and washer up and
off the transmission shaft.
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Agitator Clip
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Tilt the cabinet forward and remove it
(see page 4-5 for the procedure).
Remove the end of the dispenser hose
from the dispenser.
Unsnap the tub ring tabs from the outer
tub and remove the tub ring.
Remove the agitator from the tub (see
page 4-12 for the procedure).
7.
Agitator Washer
To remove the basket:
a) Use a Spanner wrench and remove
the Spanner nut from the drive block.
Tap the Spanner wrench with a hammer to loosen the nut counterclockwise while holding the basket.
Spanner Wrench
Agitator
Tub Ring
Loosen
Spanner Nut
Tab
Dispenser Hose
4-16
b) Lift the basket off the drive block, and
remove the basket from the outer tub.
Front Tub Spring Bracket Screws
Basket
Tub-To-Pump Hose
Outer Tub
Left Front Tub Spring
e) Unhook the counterbalance spring
from the rear tub spring bracket and
the frame.
f) Unhook the rear tub spring from the
tub spring bracket.
g) Remove the two hex-head screws
from the rear tub spring bracket and
remove the bracket.
Drive Block
8.
To remove the outer tub:
a) Disconnect the end of the water level
hose from the side of the outer tub.
Rear Tub Spring Bracket Screws
Water Level Hose
Rear Tub Spring
Counterbalance Spring
b) Loosen the clamp and remove the end
of the tub-to-pump hose from the bottom of the outer tub (see the top right
photo).
c) Unhook the tub springs from the left
and right front tub spring brackets.
d) Remove the two hex-head screws from
the left and right front tub spring brackets and remove the brackets.
h) Turn the outer tub while you lift it off
the support assembly.
OUTER TUB REASSEMBLY NOTE: When
you reinstall the outer tub, install the rear tub
spring bracket first.
4-17
Continued on the next page.
9.
To remove the basket drive assembly:
a) Remove the agitator and transmission
(see page 4-12 for the procedures).
b) Remove the basket (see step 7).
c) Turn the clutch engagement cam on
the basket drive in a counterclockwise
direction while pulling the cam toward
you, and remove the basket drive from
the support assembly.
REASSEMBLY NOTES:
1. When you install the drive block on the
transmission shaft, make sure that the
two slots fit over the tabs of the shaft.
Clutch Engagement Cam
Drive Block Slots
SERVICE NOTE:
• While the basket drive is removed, check
for shaft wear, using the procedure shown
on page 5-6.
2.
When you install the tub ring on the tub,
position the ring with the keyed (narrow)
locking tab slot, as shown.
Basket Drive Shaft
Keyed Locking Tab
4-18
REMOVING THE SKATE PLATE AND SUSPENSION PADS
4.
WARNING
5.
Pry Off Suspension Pads
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before
operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or
electrical shock.
1.
2.
3.
Lift the skate plate off the base assembly.
Pry the three suspension pads off the top of
the washer base assembly and replace the
pads.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Tilt the cabinet forward and remove it
(see page 4-5 for the procedure).
Remove the outer tub (see pages 4-16
and 4-17 for the procedure).
Washer Base
Skate Plate
Skate Plate
4-19
— NOTES —
4-20
COMPONENT TESTING
Before testing any of the components, perform
the following checks:
• The most common cause for control failure
is corrosion on connectors. Therefore, disconnecting and reconnecting wires will be
necessary throughout test procedures.
• All tests/checks should be made with a
VOM or DVM having a sensitivity of 20,000
ohms-per-volt DC, or greater.
• Check all connections before replacing components, looking for broken or loose wires,
failed terminals, or wires not pressed into
connectors far enough.
• Resistance checks must be made with
power cord unplugged from outlet, and
with wiring harness or connectors disconnected.
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
TIMER MOTOR
LID SWITCH (N.O.)
Refer to page 4-2 for the procedure for accessing the timer.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the 2-wire connector from the
timer motor terminals.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 10K scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
timer motor terminals. The meter should
indicate between 2380 and 2440 Ω.
Refer to page 4-4 for the procedure for accessing the lid switch.
Actuator
Actuator
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Timer Motor Connector
5-1
1
2
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Disconnect the 3-wire lid switch connector from the top of the washer.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to connector pins 1 and 2. The meter should indicate an open circuit (infinite).
With the meter connected as in step 4,
press the lid switch actuator. The meter
should indicate a closed circuit (0 Ω).
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
WATER LEVEL PRESSURE SWITCH
Pressure
Switch Inlet
Refer to page 4-2 for the procedure for accessing the water level pressure switch.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the 3-wire connector and the
pressure tube from the pressure switch
inlet.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
NOTE: To activate the pressure switch, blow
into the pressure switch inlet.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the test
points indicated in the Water Level Switch
Test Table. The switch should change
states when sufficient air pressure is applied to the pressure switch inlet.
1 2 3
Pin 1 = Full
Pin 2 = C (Common)
Pin 3 = Empty
WATER LEVEL SWITCH TEST TABLE
SWITCH
WATER LEVEL
PRESSURE
SWITCH
LOCATION
LEFT SIDE OF
CONSOLE
STATE
TEST TERMINALS WIRE COLORS
UNDER
PRESSURE
NO PRESSURE
5-2
READING
C TO EMPTY
V TO P
OPEN
C TO FULL
V TO T
0-10 OHMS
C TO EMPTY
V TO P
0-10 OHMS
C TO FULL
V TO T
OPEN
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
WATER INLET / ATC SENSOR
3.
Refer to page 4-7 for the procedure for accessing the water inlet/ATC sensor.
To test the ATC sensor:
a) Disconnect the wires from the sensor
terminals.
b) Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
sensor terminals. The meter should indicate as shown in the following “Sensor Resistance Chart.”
SENSOR RESISTANCE CHART
Solenoid
Terminals
ATC Sensor
Terminals
1.
2.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
To test a solenoid coil:
a) Disconnect the solenoid connector from
the water inlet you are testing.
b) Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
c) Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
solenoid terminals. The meter should
indicate between 740 and 820 Ω.
5-3
Temperature
(οF)
Resistance
(Ohms)
40
126k-135k
50
97k-102k
60
75k-78k
70
58k-61k
80
46k-47k
90
36k-37k
100
28k-30k
110
23k-24k
120
18k-19k
130
15k-16k
140
12k-13k
150
10k-11k
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
MOTOR START CAPACITOR
3.
Refer to page 4-7 for the procedure for accessing the motor start capacitor.
1.
2.
4.
5.
Disconnect the wires from the capacitor
terminals.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1K scale.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the motor start capacitor terminals. The meter
should quickly rise to indicate a low resistance, and then gradually fall to indicate
a high resistance. To repeat the test, reverse the meter leads. The result should
be the same if the capacitor is good.
High Resistance
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Discharge the capacitor by touching the
leads of a 20,000 Ω resistor to the two
terminals.
5-4
Low Resistance
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
MOTOR
DRIVE MOTOR
Refer to page 4-10 for the procedure for accessing the motor.
1. Unplug washer or disconnect power.
2. Disconnect the plug from the motor connector.
3. Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
4. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
motor lead colors shown in the connector plate. The meter should indicate as
shown in the Motor Test Table.
5. Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the
following motor switch connections. The
meter should indicate as shown in the
Motor Switch Test Table.
OR
BU
R
LOW
V
BU
HIGH
W
BK
START
Y
CENTRIFUGAL
SWITCH
W-BK
Motor Connector
MOTOR TEST TABLE
BK
V
BU
FUNCTION
TEST TERMINALS
READING
LOW SPEED
V TO W-BK
18 TO 26 OHMS
HIGH SPEED
BU TO W
1 TO 1.5 OHMS
START WINDING
BK TO Y
5 TO 10 OHMS
THERMAL
PROTECTOR
W TO W
0 OHMS
MOTOR SWITCH TEST TABLE
OR
STATE
R
AT REST
TEST TERMINALS
READING
R TO BK
1 TO 2 OHMS
OR TO BU
OR TO V
R TO BU
AT SPEED OR
SWITCH ARM
RELEASED*
R TO BK
OPEN
(INFINITE OHMS)
OR TO BU
OR TO V
1 TO 2 OHMS
R TO BU
* SWITCH ARM CAN BE RELEASED BY REMOVING
THE SWITCH FROM THE MOTOR
5-5
WARNING
Electrical Shock Hazard
Disconnect power before servicing.
Replace all parts and panels before operating.
Failure to do so can result in death or electrical shock.
MOTOR THERMAL PROTECTOR
BASKET DRIVE SHAFT CHECKS
Refer to page 4-10 for the procedure for accessing the pump and motor.
Refer to page 4-16 for the procedure for accessing the basket drive.
1. With the basket drive removed, check
for excessive wear on the shaft (see the
photo below). Excessive wear can be
identified by a ridge between the bearing
contact surfaces, and the center area of
the shaft. If ridges can be felt along the
bearing wear areas, and are greater than
.005˝, replace the basket drive.
2. If replacement of the upper and lower center post seals are ever necessary, check
for wear ridges on the basket drive shaft.
If ridges are present, replace the basket
drive.
Motor Thermal Protector
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Unplug washer or disconnect power.
Disconnect one of the wires from the motor thermal protector terminals.
Set the ohmmeter to the R x 1 scale.
Touch the ohmmeter test leads to the motor thermal protector terminals. The meter
should indicate a closed circuit (0 Ω).
With the meter connected as in step 4,
press the switch actuator. The meter should
indicate an open circuit (infinite).
Basket Drive Shaft
Upper Centerpost
Seal Wear Area
Upper Bearing
Wear Area
Center Area
Between Bearing
Contact Surfaces
Lower Bearing
Wear Area
Lower Centerpost
Seal Wear Area
5-6
DIAGRAMS AND CHARTS
WIRING DIAGRAM
6-1
TIMER SEQUENCE CHART
6-2
CYCLE CHARTS
6-3
— NOTES —
6-4
— NOTES —
6-5
— NOTES —
6-6
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